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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Statement of Liabilities and Assets

At close of business on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

$ million
Liabilities Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Assets Movement since
previous
Wednesday
Capital And Reserve Bank Reserve Fund 11,199 - Gold and foreign
exchange[1]
72,222 674
Australian notes on issue 66,497 317 Australian dollar investments[2] 86,269 2,343
Exchange Settlement balances 21,890 39 Other assets (including clearing items) 1,633 -27
Deposits (excluding Exchange Settlement balances) 37,491 3,637      
Other liabilities 23,047 -1,003      
Total 160,124 2,990 Total 160,124 2,990

Explanatory Notes

  1. Gold and foreign exchange

    Changes in this item reflect transactions of the following kinds:

    1. the Bank's transactions in foreign exchange and foreign securities (including under repurchase agreements);
    2. earnings on foreign currency investments; and
    3. changes in the valuation of foreign currency and gold, and changes in the market prices of the Bank's holdings of foreign currency securities.

    In the week to 29 July the rise mainly reflects item (c).[back to table]

  2. Australian dollar investments

    Movements in this item reflect:

    1. the Bank's transactions in securities (including under repurchase agreements) with the private sector;
    2. earnings on securities and changes in valuation.

    In the week to 29 July the rise mainly reflects item (a).[back to table]

  3. Summary historical data on the Bank's liabilities and assets are available in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Summary on the Reserve Bank's web site. The Bank's liabilities and assets data are also provided on a more disaggregated basis in statistical table A1 – Liabilities and Assets – Detailed; this data is provided on a lagged basis of up to 4 months. [back to top]